Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (2019-06-15). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month. theantimedia.com (FAIR) — I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" (5/22/19). Her article depicted the impact of US sanctions as an allegation that Venezuelan government officials are alone in making. The article stated: The opposition blames [medical shortages] on economic incompetence and corruption by the ...

WSWS (2019-06-15). French hospital workers strike against Macron's health cuts. wsws.org Hospital strikes against the deterioration of the health system that began in March in Paris are now spreading throughout France.

aljazeera (2019-06-14). Myanmar's mountain war: Prayers for peace in Kachin state. aljazeera.com Kachin state is home to around 1.5 million people, including 100,000 living in 140 camps where the Myanmar government imposes restrictions on food, healthcare, shelter and sanitation.

IMEMC News (2019-06-15). Surgeons Successfully Remove Israeli Bullet From Head Of Palestinian Baby. imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Friday, that American surgeons, in cooperation with Palestinian counterparts, managed to remove a bullet from the head of a Palestinian baby, who was shot with a live Israeli army round. The Health Ministry stated that the Americans surgeon, in cooperation with the Palestine Child ...

Dr. Martin Pall (2019-06-14). Video: "The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane." How Wireless Technologies Affect Human Cells. Dr. Martin Pall. globalresearch.ca During the "Health in Buildings Roundtable" sponsored by the NIH & co-organized by the US CDC and several other organizations, Dr. Martin Pall from the Washington State University (WSU) concluded that the "5G rollout is absolutely insane". | In this short ...

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-14). Pramila Jayapal, Motivated by Wave of Right-Wing Attacks on Reproductive Rights, Draws Praise for Sharing Her Abortion Story. commondreams.org Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's decision to share the story of her abortion in a New York Times op-ed Thursday—as right-wing politicians enact a series of anti-choice laws that ultimately aim to end the right to terminate a pregnancy nationwide—was met with admiration and gratitude from fellow lawmakers, 2020 presidential candidates, reproductive rights advocates, healthcare providers, and the Washington Democrat's constituents. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jayapal_1.jpg...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). Uganda repatriates' relatives of Ebola casualties to DRC. cgtn.com Ugandan authorities on Thursday repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola back to the Democratic Republic of Congo. | World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo | The cases marked the first time the virus has crossed an international border since the current outbreak began in Congo last August. The epidemic has already killed 1,390 people in eastern Congo. | The family sent home on Thursd...

United Nations (2019-06-14). Yemen: maternal and newborn health 'on the brink of total collapse', UNICEF alerts. un.org After more than four years of grinding conflict in Yemen, healthcare for mothers and their babies is "on the brink of collapse", the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday, in a report that highlights the difficulties of childbirth and parenting in a war zone.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-14). Global Call to Reform Japan's Law on Transgender People. hrw.org | | Fumino Sugiyama, a transgender man, holds his Japanese ID card, which reads "female," at his home in Tokyo. | © 2019 Human Rights Watch | A leading international health organization has urged the government of Japan to reform its legal recognition procedure for transgender people. | The World Professional Association for Transgender Heal...

Joe Emersberger (2019-06-14). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month. fair.org By Joe Emersberger Reuters ( 5/22/19) attributes the idea that US sanctions are causing a health crisis in Venezuela to Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado. | I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" ( 5/22/19). Her article depicted the impac...

aljazeera (2019-06-14). DRC Ebola outbreak still not global emergency, says WHO. aljazeera.com WHO says deadly outbreak does not meet the criteria for a public health emergency of international concern.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). WHO helping east African states respond to Ebola. cgtn.com Desy Shabani, a psycho-social assistant, talks to suspected Ebola patients at an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, March 27, 2019. Picture taken March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner | The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating with east African governments to contain Ebola, officials said on Friday. | Solid interventions are already in place to prevent the spread of Ebola from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to neighboring countries, said Julius Wekesa, manager in charge of outbreaks and crisis response at WHO regional office for east and southern Africa. | "The...

Dr. Martin Pall (2019-06-14). "The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane." How Wireless Technologies Affect Human Cells. Dr. Martin Pall. globalresearch.ca During the "Health in Buildings Roundtable" sponsored by the NIH & co-organized by the US CDC and several other organizations, Dr. Martin Pall from the Washington State University (WSU) concluded that the "5G rollout is absolutely insane". | In this short ...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). WHO: Ebola is not international emergency. cgtn.com A woman and her child arrive for ebola related investigation at the health facility at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 14, 2019. REUTERS/James Akena | The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time Friday to assess the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,400 people. Some experts say the outbreak met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago. | At a press briefing following the meeting, Dr. Preben Aavitsland, the acting chair of the committee, announced that the outbreak is "a health emergenc...

WSWS (2019-06-14). Rising US "deaths of despair" driven by health care costs, lack of access to care. wsws.org A new study shows that one of the major underlying causes of "deaths of despair" is social inequality, in particular lack of access to health care and the associated financial struggles.

United Nations (2019-06-14). Friday's Daily Brief : Sudan and South Sudan, Ebola, ECOSOC elections, risks of 5G tech. un.org This Friday, we cover: Ebola in central Africa still not declared an international emergency, by the World Health Organization; looming famine in South Sudan; humanitarian concerns in Sudan; new elections at the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); and how 5G technology can jeopardize early warnings of natural disasters.

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-14). WHO holds IHR Emergency Committee meeting on Ebola. cgtn.com FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo | The World Health Organisation Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday opened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola where a review and recommendations regarding the outbreak are to be made. | The Emergency Committee is made up of international e...

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). Biggest, youngest and loudest march for abortion rights. greenleft.org.au The biggest and youngest and loudest abortion rights march for years was organised in Sydney on June 9. | The protest was initiated by a high school student Bella Ziade, who told Green Left Weekly the march sent a "message of hope for progressive change" and it was "just the beginning" of what was needed for change. | Abortion is still governed by the NSW Crimes Act, which does not mean it is not accessible for a price, but it does mean that those procuring or giving abortions can be prosecuted. | Several young women speakers made salient points about needing abortion to be treated as a health issue, and suggeste...

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-06-14). Justice delayed: Prosecutors throw out charges in Flint water crisis case. peoplesworld.org The Michigan Attorney General's office announced this week that they will dismiss all pending criminal cases connected to the Flint Water Crisis that were brought by the former Office of Special Counsel. Since 2014, the residents of Flint, Michigan, have been fighting for clean water and justice. For over three years, a health crisis has ...

Staff (2019-06-14). Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming. therealnews.com The African Swine Fever outbreak, which has now spread to China, could result in the slaughter of 200 million hogs this year, in an effort to get the disease under control. Rob Wallace of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps outlines the causes and possible solutions...

Olivia Alperstein (2019-06-14). The Climate Crisis is Also a Health Emergency. counterpunch.org Rising global temperatures are intensifying the effects of extreme weather events across the United States and around the world. Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, and severe storms are becoming the norm, not the exception. Extreme weather events don't just hurt people with blunt force — they also spread disease and other serious health impacts. For More

The Canary (2019-06-14). Climate chaos protesters disrupt traffic with rush-hour roadblocks. thecanary.co Commuters faced disruption on Friday, as climate change campaigners blocked major London roads during rush-hour.Extinction Rebellion Lewisham "swarmed" roads in the south-east of the capital in an attempt to put pressure on the Government over air quality.Air pollution in the borough of Lewisham was found to be approximately six times higher than safe levels recommended by the World Health Organisation in 2017.Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate outside Lewisham station (Caitlin Doherty/PA)The recommended amount of PM2.5 particles, which can cause asthma and other respiratory problems, is 25 micrograms pe...

United Nations (2019-06-14). South Sudanese facing famine in all but name, warns UN food agency. un.org Record numbers in South Sudan — some seven million people — face acute food shortages, while more than 20,000 are close to famine, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.

C.J. Atkins (2019-06-14). Sanders, socialism, social democracy—What does it all mean? peoplesworld.org The word socialism is on everyone's lips these days. On the far right, President Donald Trump, worried about the threat of higher marginal tax rates and health care for all, roars that "America will never be a socialist country!" Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, outlines his vision of "democratic socialism" as the fulfillment of President Franklin Roosevelt's ...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-13). Cameroon in race to contain polio outbreak. cgtn.com Cameroon has set 120-day deadline to contain a polio outbreak in the country. | The Central African nation plans to vaccinate 122,225 children under the age of five years before November. | The country's Ministry of Health announced the plan, noting that a wild polio virus was found in Mada and Makari health districts in northern Cameroon. | According to the World Health Organization (WHO), laboratory results indicate that the virus was similar to one found in Nigeria in 2008. | The agency rated the situation as critical, and urged that Cameroonian health authorities contain the polio virus quickly. | In respo...

RT (2019-06-13). Americans would be 'delighted' to pay more taxes for socialized healthcare — Bernie Sanders. rt.com In his latest push for universal healthcare, 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders argued that Americans would be "delighted to pay more taxes" if that meant guaranteed access to treatment. |

Makia Freeman (2019-06-13). 5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity. globalresearch.ca The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is rising, many places are issuing moratoriums on it ...

John Feffer (2019-06-13). Democracy desperately needs a reboot. nationofchange.org If you're a supporter of Donald Trump | — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably | think that democracy has never been in better health. | Recent elections in these countries | didn't just serve to rotate the elite from the conventional parties. | Voters went to the polls and elected outsiders who promised to transform | their political systems. That demonstrates that the system, that | democracy itself, is not rigged in favor of the "deep state" or the | Bilderberg global elite — or the plain vanilla leaders of the center | left and center right. | Moreover, fr...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Encephalitis 'linked' to lychee kills dozens of children in India. aljazeera.com Children die in Bihar state from a deadly brain disease believed to be linked to a toxic substance found in the fruit.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-13). With nurses watching, lawmakers push OSHA on anti-workplace violence. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With National Nurses United members in the crowd monitoring them, the Democratic-run House Education and Labor Committee voted on party lines to push the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to, within a year, unveil a rule to force hospitals and nursing homes to create and implement programs to reduce workplace violence. The measure, ...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-13). UNICEF launches Ebola response plan in Uganda. cgtn.com The United Nations children's agency on Thursday announced the launch of an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the deaths of two victims in the East African country. | The two were confirmed to be a 50-year-old grandmother and her five-year-old son, who are believed to have visited the Democratic Republic of Congo, the epicenter of the disease. | UNICEF in it's announcement on Thursday said health authorities across Uganda needed to take quick measures to ensure the disease does not spread further. | "As our thoughts are with this young boy's family, this is a tragic reminder that even one case...

United Nations (2019-06-13). Second Ebola death confirmed in Uganda as UN health agency mulls global emergency call. un.org Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim.

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Uganda bans public gatherings in Kasese district amid Ebola fears. aljazeera.com Move comes as health officials declare second Ebola fatality in Uganda just days after the virus spread from DR Congo.

Staff (2019-06-13). California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults. therealnews.com California's act to cover healthcare for undocumented people sets up national debate on the politics of immigration and healthcare...

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-13). Six health workers killed since Tripoli conflict began: WHO. cgtn.com Military vehicles of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli's forces, are seen in Tajura neighborhood, east of Tripoli, Libya April 6, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara | The World Health Organisation says that six health workers have been killed and 10 others have been injured since violence erupted after the start of a campaign by the Libyan National Army to take the capital Tripoli. | The WHO says that a further four health facilities have been hit by airstrikes and 19 ambulances have been struck. | The Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Haftar, began a campaign on April 4 to take over the Tripoli where the...

The Canary (2019-06-13). Spending time in nature good for wellbeing, study suggests. thecanary.co Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a study. | Researchers found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing than those who do not visit nature at all during an average week. | No such benefits were found for people who visited natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches for less than 120 minutes a week. | Experts say taking a walk in the woods, listening to birdsong, looking around and engaging wit...

Tim Libretti (2019-06-13). Is socialism a more emotionally intelligent economy than capitalism? peoplesworld.org Have you ever noticed that we often talk about and even measure the effectiveness of our economy in emotional terms? The University of Michigan periodically reports on "consumer confidence," producing that metric as a supposed indicator of the health of the economy. The metric itself can and does move markets because feelings have a reality. ...

Madison Dapcevich (2019-06-13). US annually uses 388 million pounds of potentially fatal pesticides banned in the EU, China and Brazil. nationofchange.org Eighty-five pesticides currently in use across the country have been banned or are in the process of being phased out in the three nations, in large part due to their harmful impact on human health or the environment.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Influenza Epidemic Continues in Chile, Vaccines Are Scarce. plenglish.com Santiago de Chile, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Amid an influenza epidemic that has so far killed 20 people in Chile, health authorities are seeking to adopt emergency measures to face the lack of vaccines in the country.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-13). Invoking FDR, Sanders lays out his agenda for "democratic socialism" peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Invoking the "unfinished business" of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders laid out a comprehensive "democratic socialist" platform of an "Economic Bill of Rights" to benefit the entire country, rather than the oligarchs, right-wing politicians, and corporate elite at the top. That platform would mandate "quality health care for all," ...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Afghanistan: The Healers. aljazeera.com As war continues to cripple Afghanistan, health workers are restoring the limbs, and lives, of their patients.

Prof. Dr. Danica Grujicic (2019-06-13). Please Let NATO Disappear. What They Have Done to My Country? Unspoken Cancer Epidemic in Serbia. globalresearch.ca Please let NATO disappear, is the wish of neurosurgeon and chairman of the Serbian Cancer Society Dr. Danica Grujicic | What have they done to my country? | Who has to decide that I may have to die? | The war itself is ...

Michael T. Hertz (2019-06-13). Why don't things work any more? nationofchange.org Look at all the things that don't work any more: Congress, which is failing to help the 9/11 fire fighters, the reverse mortgage industry, Lyft, which doesn't communicate with its customers, Medicare, which has insane charges and paybacks. Why is this?

CGTN Africa (2019-06-13). Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, Kenya on high alert. cgtn.com World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo | A second patient affected with the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has died in the current outbreak, a health ministry official said on Thursday. | "A grandmother also died last night," Emanuel Ainebyona, Uganda health ministry spokesman told Reuters. | The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Democratic Republic of Congo, died lat...

Staff (2019-06-13). Americans would be 'delighted' to pay more taxes for socialized healthcare — Bernie Sanders. rt.com In his latest push for universal healthcare, 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders argued that Americans would be "delighted to pay more taxes" if that meant guaranteed access to treatment. |

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-12). WATCH LIVE: House Ways & Means Historic Medicare for All Hearing. commondreams.org "The time is now for a bold push on a new system that will work for everyone. That system is Medicare For All." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/medicare_for_all_hearing.jpg...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Five-year-old boy dies of Ebola in Uganda. cgtn.com A five-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, a health official said on Wednesday, in the first case of the disease crossing the border from the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. | The boy died overnight, the official told Reuters, after entering Uganda from Congo with his family. His mother had returned to Congo to nurse her father, who died of the disease, the health minister said on Tuesday. | Uganda's health ministry and the WHO sent a team to the western town of Kasese to trace likely cases and vaccinate those who might have come into contact with the family, the statement continued...

Sharon Lerner (2019-06-12). 3M Knew About PFAS Food Contamination in 2001. theintercept.com Last week, we learned that the Food and Drug Administration had detected PFAS compounds in pineapple, sweet potato, meat, and chocolate cake. The presence of the industrial compounds in our food was made public by the Environmental Working Group after a staff member of the Environmental Defense Fund took photos of the research at a scientific conf...

Olivia Alperstein (2019-06-12). The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Emergency. commondreams.org An ambulance races through a flood in Mumbai, India (Photo: Shutterstock) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ambulance.jpeg...

Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram (2019-06-12). Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance? commondreams.org Even with the Affordable Care Act’s protections against the insurance industry, too many of us worry about dire financial consequences if our health takes a turn for the worse. (Photo: FOX13 Salt Lake City) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/no-brainer_0.jpeg...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Ebola in Uganda: 5-year-old boy dies of virus. aljazeera.com The government is launching an emergency vaccination campaign, to immunise doctors and health workers on the front line.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-12). At least 525 people infected with cholera in Ethiopia. cgtn.com At least 525 Ethiopians have been diagnosed with cholera over the past few days, health officials said as the country embarked on an anti-cholera campaign. | The Deputy Director of the Ethiopia Public Health Institute, Beyene Moges, said Ethiopia had detected the cholera cases in Oromia, Amhara, Tigray, as well as the capital Addis Ababa. | Moges said the largest case of cholera patients was detected in Ethiopia's central Oromia regional state where 236 people were diagnosed with the disease out of which two people died subsequently. | Moges said the country's northern Amhara regional state had recorded 198 ch...

Hans Stehling (2019-06-12). Toxic Air Leads to Premature Death in New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Berlin and Moscow. globalresearch.ca There is today a major health crisis due to toxic air pollution exposure in every city in Europe, America, China and around the world. | Whilst there is now some regulation that has recently been introduced to control toxic exhaust emissions...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-12). Democratic Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal Reportedly Doesn't Want Phrase 'Medicare for All' Used During Medicare for All Hearing. commondreams.org Neal, a major recipient of insurance industry donations, said he wants the hearing to focus on "universal healthcare and access," not Medicare for All | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/richard_neal_medicare_for_all.jpg...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Ebola kills child in Uganda as two new cases confirmed. aljazeera.com Total of three cases in Uganda as world health officials consider meeting to discuss global emergency warning.

United Nations (2019-06-12). Wednesday's Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour. un.org This Wednesday's top stories are: one-in-five conflict-affected people suffer from a mental illness; the Security Council holds a special session on conflict prevention; 5-year-old Congolese boy is first to die from Ebola in Uganda; Sudanese protestors' rights baffled; the decline of foreign investment; and tackling child labour.

Staff (2019-06-11). America Faces an Unprecedented Dental Health Crisis. truthdig.com The light of a Friday morning in autumn gently touched the little town: the Farmers and Miners Bank, the grocery store with the hand-lettered signboard advertising sugar on sale, the squat yellow brick courthouse. It was Jonesville, the county seat of Lee County, by many measures the poorest county in Virginia, and the farthest flung, here, in Appalachia. On this day, all attention was focused upon the outskirts, where at the small airport, preparations were under way for a free health clinic, to be held over the weekend. | In a few hours, the first of the patients would start arriving. They would come from the r...

Special to People's World (2019-06-11). Nurses charge University of Chicago hospital with patient neglect. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO -Registered nurses are filing complaints with the Illinois Department of Public Health and OSHA against the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) charging the hospital is failing to comply with federal and state laws and thereby jeopardizing patient safety, announced National Nurses United Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU). "Nurses across UCMC see every day ...

Bonnie Castillo (2019-06-11). Medicare for All Is Coming... Because Even the "Insured" Are Not Safe in This For-Profit System. commondreams.org Nurses and doctors rallying for Medicare for All in Chicago over the weekend outside the annual gathering of the American Medical Association which currently opposes the plan to make healthcare coverage in the United States available to all. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/medicare_for_all_12.jpg...

Ryan Grim (2019-06-11). Ways and Means Committee Chair Doesn't Want Medicare for All Hearing to Mention "Medicare for All" theintercept.com Rep. Richard Neal told fellow Democrats on the committee that the hearing should instead focus on ways to achieve "universal health care."

ACLU (2019-06-11). Patients' Needs, Not Personal Beliefs, Come First in Health Care. aclu.org We're suing the Trump administration today over a rule that allows health care providers to refuse care based on religious or moral beliefs. | Since taking office, the Trump administration has launched a systematic attack on laws that exist to protect all of us from discrimination when we seek basic health care. Today, we're taking them back to court over it. | Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) resurrected a policy that allows health care providers — including hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices — to use their religious beliefs to withhold critical information and obst...

Olivia Rosane (2019-06-11). Tyson foods recalls almost 200,000 pounds of chicken fritters after schools find plastic parts. nationofchange.org Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 200,000 pounds of chicken fritters after three schools complained of plastic in the items, CNN reported Monday. | The Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Golden Crispy Chicken Chunk Fritters were not sent to retail stores, but were shipped nationwide to institutions including school cafeterias. They were not included in food distributed as part of the U.S. Department...

aljazeera (2019-06-11). Venezuela's healthcare system continues to deteriorate. aljazeera.com The suffering of Venezuelans who need medical care is being compounded by the political and economic crisis.

Marilyn Bechtel (2019-06-11). Kaiser mental health clinicians call off strike amid recent progress. peoplesworld.org Leaders of the National Union of Healthcare Workers said over the weekend that a strike by some 4,000 Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals in California, set to start June 11, is called off, following progress in bargaining and in response to legislative leaders' calls for continued talks. The union said June 9 that member-led bargaining ...

Ryan Grim (2019-06-11). Ways and Means Committee Chair Doesn't Want Medicare-for-All Hearing to Mention "Medicare for All" theintercept.com Rep. Richard Neal told fellow Democrats on the committee that the hearing should instead focus on ways to achieve "universal health care."

United Nations (2019-06-11). UN health agency identifies 5-year-old Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda. un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-11). 'It's bad for business:' CEOs speak out against attacks on reproductive rights, abortion bans. nationofchange.org "As anti-choice politicians are escalating attacks on these fundamental freedoms we encourage the entire business community to join us in protecting access to reproductive healthcare in the critical months and years to come."

United Nations (2019-06-11). One-in-five suffers mental health condition in conflict zones, new UN figures reveal. un.org More than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new report based on UN figures, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones.

commondreams (2019-06-10). Business Leaders Speak Out Against Restrictions on Abortion, Reproductive Health Care. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Staff (2019-06-10). Rev. William Barber: Racist Gerrymandering Created a GOP Stronghold in the South. We Must Fight Back. democracynow.org Longtime civil rights leader Rev. Dr. William Barber joins us to respond to his conviction Thursday for trespassing during a 2017 protest against gerrymandering and attacks on healthcare at the North Carolina Legislature. Barber had refused to leave the General Assembly as ordered, after he organized a sit-in at the legislative building when Republican leaders refused to meet with him about concerns with voter ID requirements and redistricting plans that would weaken the power of the black vote. "We must start connecting systemic racism, most seen through systemic voter suppression and gerrymandering, poverty, th...

Jack Metzgar (2019-06-10). Race and class—We can talk about both at the same time. peoplesworld.org Most progressive policies have the potential of unifying people around class interests, but a convention in how politicians (and all of us) talk about these things often seems to purposely lean against pointing that out. Cory Booker's baby bonds, all versions of Medicare for All, and the $15 minimum wage, for example, would all disproportionately ...

Christine Maema (2019-06-10). 653 killed, 3,547 injured in Libya's Tripoli clashes: WHO. cgtn.com 653 people have been killed and 3,547 others injured in the fighting in and around Libya's capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization confirmed on Sunday. | W.H.O also said that in the past week, 3 health workers had also been injured. This came barely a week after the organization condemned attacks on two field hospitals in Tripoli, as the fighting between the east-based army and the UN-backed government continues. | #Tripoli clashes: Among the civilians hurt this past week are 3 health workers. The toll for the ongoing conflict...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-10). Rwanda's President Kagame meets Gabon's Ali Bongo. cgtn.com Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Monday travelled to Gabon where he met with his counterpart Al Bongo Ondimba. | President Ali Bongo officially welcomed the Rwandan leader at Palais de la Renovation, where they held talks. | Speaking to the press, President Kagame acknowledged Ali Bongo's recovery, saying he could not resume his duties. | "I am glad that there is significant improvement to his health that has led to the resumption of his responsibilities," Kagame said. | Kagame's visit comes just a day after President Ali Bongo made his first televised speech since he returned to the country after a long abse...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-10). WHO notes significant reduction in new Ebola cases, deaths. cgtn.com Medical stuff and an Ebola survivor treat Ebola patient Ibrahim Mupalalo inside the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Baz Ratner | The World Health Organisation said there has been a significant reduction in the number of new Ebola virus disease cases and deaths reported in Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last weeks, according to its latest weekly bulletin. | The WHO says that while observed declining trend is positive and encouraging, it is still too early to make a...

MAIL (2019-06-10). Rev. William Barber: Racist Gerrymandering Created a GOP Stronghold in the South. We Must Fight Back. democracynow.org Longtime civil rights leader Rev. Dr. William Barber joins us to respond to his conviction Thursday for trespassing during a 2017 protest against gerrymandering and attacks on healthcare at the North Carolina Legislature. Barber had refused to leave the General Assembly as ordered, after he organized a sit-in at the legislative building when Republican leaders refused to meet with him about concerns with voter ID requirements and redistricting plans that would weaken the power of the black vote. "We must start connecting systemic racism, most seen through systemic voter suppression and gerrymandering, poverty, th...

Staff (2019-06-10). Racist Gerrymandering Created a GOP Stronghold in the South. We Must Fight Back. truthout.org Longtime civil rights leader Rev. Dr. William Barber joins us to respond to his conviction Thursday for trespassing during a 2017 protest against gerrymandering and attacks on health care at the North Carolina Legislature. Barber had refused to leave the General Assembly as ordered, after he organized a sit-in at the legislative building when Republican leaders refused to meet with him about concerns with voter ID requirements and redistricting plans that would weaken the power of the black vote. "We must start connecting systemic racism, most seen through systemic voter suppression and gerrymandering, poverty...

aljazeera (2019-06-10). California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants. aljazeera.com If approved, the move would make California the first US state to provide some undocumented immigrants with healthcare.

Sarah Cowgill (2019-06-10). Homelessness and The Los Angeles "Disease Renaissance": Typhoid and Typhus Make a Comeback. globalresearch.ca A parable for US times. So busy with bombs, wars, sanctions, walls, that humans are relegated to the 15th century. — Felicity Arbuthnot | Despite hundreds of millions of dollars flowing through Los Angeles to stem the rising tide of homelessness...

William Manson (2019-06-10). Death of an American Consumer. dissidentvoice.org I've been giving a lot of thought lately about making, you know, my "final arrangements." Sure, sure, I'm in great shape for my age, and it's not healthy to dwell on it — but you just never know! Heart attack, brain spasm — whatever. And my motto has always been — "be prepared!" It was ...

aljazeera (2019-06-10). US: Judge says Missouri's only abortion clinic can remain open. aljazeera.com Judge tells state's health department to decide on Planned Parenthood's application to renew its licence by June 21.

Sarah Reinhardt (2019-06-09). Will the Trump USDA Deliver on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans? Our New Report Shows What’s at Stake. commondreams.org Sixty percent of adults the United States are now living with one or more chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. That’s 150 million people—not counting millions of children and young adults—whose daily lives are disrupted by poor health. These chronic conditions are the leading causes of death and disability, and they’re also the leading drivers of the $3.5 trillion we spend on health care each year.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-09). At AMA's Annual Meeting, Doctors and Nurses Demand Powerful Lobbying Group 'Get Out of the Way' In Fight for Medicare for All. commondreams.org Nurses, doctors, and medical students on Saturday afternoon gathered outside the Hyatt Regency hotel in Chicago, where the largest professional association for physicians was holding their annual meeting, to demand that the group "do no harm" and stop standing in the way of real, meaningful healthcare reform. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-09_at_8.52.52_am.jpg...

Arthur Firstenberg (2019-06-08). Wireless Radiation: Stop the 5G Network on Earth and in Space, Devastating Impacts on Health and the Environment. globalresearch.ca If the telecom plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, no animal, no bird, no insect and no plant on Earth will be able to avoid exposure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to levels of RF radiation that are tens to hundreds of times greater than what exists today...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-08). Palestinian Detainee Hassan al-Aweiwi On Hunger Strike For Over 2 Months. imemc.org Palestinian prisoner Hassan al-Aweiwi is on his 68th day of hunger strike, protesting his imprisonment without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention. On Thursday, 6 June, Aweiwi was transferred to a civilian hospital, Barzilai, after the severe deterioration of his health after over two months without food. He is ...

Staff (2019-06-08). We Must Address a Terrible Truth About Toxic Masculinity. truthout.org " users="[object Object]" index="1">Dallas Goldtooth, campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network and outspoken critic of toxic masculinity, describes a terrible truth under which many women must live in their working lives. | "Women's safety and health is dependent on them knowing men better than men know themselves," he said. "They have to know how men think, what motivates them and determine if certain men pose dangers to their well-being. Most men aren't required to do this; they only have to know themselves." | The process of colonization and forced acculturation has stripped men of color...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-08). Palestinian Detainee Hassan al-'Oweiwi On Hunger Strike For Over 2 Months. imemc.org Palestinian prisoner Hassan al-'Oweiwi is on his 68th day of hunger strike, protesting his imprisonment without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention. On Thursday, 6 June, Aweiwi was transferred to a civilian hospital, Barzilai, after the severe deterioration of his health after over two months without food. He is ...

Mary Otto (2019-06-08). America's Dental Health Crisis: Modern Life Causes More Tooth Decay, and Care Is Increasingly Unaffordable. commondreams.org The light of a Friday morning in autumn gently touched the little town. It was Jonesville, the county seat of Lee County, by many measures the poorest county in Virginia, and the farthest flung, here, in Appalachia. On this day, all attention was focused upon the outskirts, where at the small airport, preparations were under way for a free health clinic, to be held over the weekend.

Jessicah Pierre (2019-06-08). Racism as a Public Health Crisis. commondreams.org Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America’s prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-06-07). 'CTRL ALT DELETE': Normalizing abortion rights one laugh at a time. peoplesworld.org An office comedy—set in an abortion clinic. That's the main concept of the returning short form series CTRL ALT DELETE. The idea is extremely relevant in our current political climate, which features a full-fledged attack on reproductive health rights. The series, with its second season debut this year, seeks to normalize the idea of abortion ...

Marilyn Bechtel (2019-06-07). Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians may strike to prevent more suicides. peoplesworld.org EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Seong Brown is the mother of Elizabeth Brown, a gifted college student who committed suicide last year after experiencing repeated delays and obstacles in her search for desperately needed mental health care. "I imagine a world where mothers and fathers do not have to bury their children and cry over their children's ...

commondreams (2019-06-07). Bill to Protect Health Care, Social Service Workers from Epidemic of Workplace Violence Poised For Historic House Committee Vote. commondreams.org ______________________________...

aljazeera (2019-06-07). WHO: One in four DR Congo Ebola cases could be going undetected. aljazeera.com Second-worst Ebola epidemic on record 'certainly not under control', World Health Organization warns.

WSWS (2019-06-07). WikiLeaks warns US Justice Department preparing more charges against Assange. wsws.org The threat of new charges against the persecuted journalist, already facing 170 years in prison, comes amid fresh fears about his health after his father reported a "short notice" medical appointment.

plenglish (2019-06-07). Experts from Brazil, Guatemala, Cuba to Research Neuroimmunology. plenglish.com 07 de junio de 2019, 05: 58Havana, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from Brazil, Guatemala and Cuba will meet here from June 11 to 14 to discuss new alternatives in the treatment of demyelinating diseases during the First Cuban School of Neuroimmunology, a press release reported here. .

Labor Video Project (2019-06-07). Stop Privatizations Of Veterans Hospitals! AFGE Members &. Vets Speak Out At Ft. Miley. indybay.org As part of a national day of action on June , 2019 members of AFGE Local 1216, veterans and the Veterans for Peace rallied and spoke out about the privatization of the Veterans healthcare system.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-07). WHO: Health workers targeted in Sudan. cgtn.com A Sudanese protester, injured when violence broke out over an agreement on a political transition reached by Sudan's ruling military council generals and protest groups, receives treatment at Moalem Medical City Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah | The World Health Organsation (WHO) has condemned recent violence in Sudan, which has reportedly targeted people in need, health workers and medical facilities. | This comes in the wake of a brutal military crackdown on protesters in the capital of Khartoum earlier this week, with at least 108 people killed and more than 500 woun...

Staff (2019-06-07). Trump's EPA Is Letting "Forever Chemicals" Into Our Food, Experts Say. truthout.org A growing chorus of environmental groups and public health experts are slamming the Trump administration for its milquetoast response to the widespread problem of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a family of toxic "forever chemicals" that are linked to serious diseases and have contaminated food products and drinking water across the country. | Earlier this week, environmental groups released photos of previously unreleased research by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showing the presence of 16 PFAS chemicals in food products sampled from e...

RT (2019-06-07). Overwhelmed immigration facilities already have 'egregious' safety violations — DHS. rt.com The Department of Homeland Security found "egregious" health and safety violations last year, during inspections of overwhelmed immigration facilities where detainees live under squalid conditions without access to healthcare.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-07). Demanding End to 'Rotten' Opposition to Medicare for All, Doctors and Nurses to March on American Medical Association's Annual Meeting. commondreams.org "It's time for the AMA to join the majority of physicians who support improved Medicare for All." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ama_doctors_nurses.jpg...

Robert Reich (2019-06-07). Robert Reich: Ignore the Socialist Scaremongering. truthdig.com I keep hearing a lot about "socialism" these days, mainly from Donald Trump and Fox News, trying to scare Americans about initiatives like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal child care, free public higher education, and higher taxes on the super-wealthy to pay for these. | Well, I'm here to ask you...

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-07). Following Trump's Executive Order, EPA Moves to Limit States' Ability to Block Dirty Energy Projects. commondreams.org In just the latest move by the Trump administration to expand dirty energy infrastructure no matter the cost to the climate and public health, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued a new guidance that limits the ability of states and tribes to block permits for proposed projects such as fossil fuel pipelines. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/people-over-pipelines_0.jpeg...

Staff (2019-06-07). U.S. Hiring Slows Amid Trade Rifts and Weaker Global Economy. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring stumbled in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of weaker global growth, widening trade conflicts and perhaps some difficulty finding enough workers. | Last month's modest job gain followed a much healthier increase of 224,000 in April. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate remained at a nearly 50-year low of 3.6%. | The tepid job growth, along with rising pressures on the economy, makes it more likely that the Federal Reserve will cut rates in the coming months. Bond yields fell after the jobs d...

WSWS (2019-06-07). Murder of homeless woman in Melbourne a result of housing and mental health crisis. wsws.org The tragedy exposes a deep crisis within Australia's healthcare system, which leaves scores of young people and workers unable to receive the treatment they often desperately need.

Bill Bianchi (2019-06-07). The AMA Stops Us From Getting Health Care. commondreams.org Single-payer health care, which works so well in other countries, would reduce the outrageous fees some doctors charge in our bloated system, and end the stranglehold that for-profit interests currently have on patients and their pocketbooks. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/medicare_2.jpeg...

Michelle Chen (2019-06-07). 'Mental Health Crisis, Don't Shoot!'. progressive.org New York City, like the nation, often responds to emotionally disturbed persons with police violence. Some places are trying to change that.

Kevin Salvatore (2019-06-07). Long Island activists expose phony abortion clinic. liberationnews.org The assault on women's health and women's autonomy is not restricted to the campaign to overturn Roe.

Steve Early (2019-06-07). Under Guise of "Choice": Trump Launches Assault on Veterans' Care. counterpunch.org On June 6th, the Trump Administration launched what it calls a "revolution" in veterans' health care. If that date rings a bell, it's because, on June 6, 1944, American soldiers and their allies stormed ashore in Normandy, establishing a critical beach-head in the campaign to defeat Adolph Hitler and Nazism. In the aftermath of that More

Kenn Orphan (2019-06-07). Angst and Madness at the End of Empire. counterpunch.org "Recent research suggests that human societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress. Such disruptions include increased levels of malnutrition, starvation, disease, civil conflict and war — and will not avoid affluent nations." — Jem Bendell, professor of sustainability leadership, University of Cumbria, UK "Perseverance porn More

(2019-06-07). New Study: United States Uses 85 Pesticides Outlawed in Other Countries. globalresearch.ca The United States allows the use of 85 pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the European Union, China or Brazil, according to a peer-reviewed study published today by the academic journal Environmental Health. | In 2016 ...

Jessicah Pierre (2019-06-07). Racism is a Public Health Crisis. counterpunch.org Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America's prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, writer Jenee Desmond-Harris explains, refers to how racial disparities operate "in major parts of U.S. society: the economy, politics, education, and more." Racism, More

Sam Ordez (2019-06-06). General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms'. workers.org June 3 — A national strike began in Honduras on May 30 protesting a series of reforms announced by the government. The strike was called in response a series of decrees signed by the president on May 28 aimed at restructuring the health and education sectors. The demonstrations, which continued . . . | Continue reading General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms' at Workers.org

IMEMC News (2019-06-06). Hunger-Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee, who started a hunger strike 66 days ago, was moved to a hospital after a sharp deterioration in his health condition. The PPS said the detainee, Hasan Abdul-Salam al-'Oweiwi, 35, from Hebron in southern West Bank, was rushed from ...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-06). UN allocates $45 million to avert famine risk in Horn of Africa. cgtn.com The United Nations on Wednesday allocated 45 million U.S. dollars to help stave off famine risks in the Horn of Africa region. | Mark Lowcock, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator said the funds from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will scale up urgent humanitarian support to drought-affected people across parts of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya who are facing acute food problems following another season of failed rains. | "We need to move to a system where we act much earlier on the warning signs of drought and hunger so that we can cut response time and c...

Colin McAuliffe (2019-06-06). Medicare for All Needs a Change of Message. thenation.com Medicare for All Needs a Change of Message...

United Nations (2019-06-06). 'From farm to plate', first-ever World Food Safety Day demonstrates the need to take unsafe food off the menu. un.org Unsafe food kills an estimated 420,000 people every year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, just ahead of the first-ever UN World Food Safety Day. Children under-five are the most at risk, carrying 40 per cent of the foodborne disease burden, amounting to 125,000 deaths every year.

RT (2019-06-06). House Democrats plan mental health panel to diagnose Trump in absentia. rt.com House Democrats are planning a meeting to showcase "concerns" about President Donald Trump's sanity from psychiatrists who've never examined him, doubling down on years of insistence that he is too crazy for the office.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-06). 'Biggest Animal Disease Outbreak We've Ever Had on the Planet': Swine Fever Spreads Like Wildfire Across Asia. commondreams.org Officials in Asia are reportedly calling on farmers to diversify their farms to offset the effects of the African swine fever, the virus that's forced the region to slaughter millions of pigs in recent months. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/15674819516_9c77fc2e26_o1.jpg...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-06). WHO: 25 percent of Ebola infections in eastern DR Congo go undetected. cgtn.com Roughly a quarter of Ebola infections in eastern Congo are estimated to be going undetected or found too late, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Thursday. | Health workers dressed in protective suits carry a Congolese woman confirmed to have Ebola as she is admitted to the Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, March 28, 2019. Picture taken March 28, 2019.REUTERS/Baz Ratner TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY | Some 2,025 cases and 1,357 deaths have been recorded since the epidemic began in August in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu and Ituri provinces, said Dr. Mike...

Veteran (2019-06-06). Don't Privatize the VA. indybay.org Join Veterans to Take Action on June 6th to Save Our VA! | On June 5th and 6th, veterans around the country are going to take action to rally in support of the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) and speak out against privatization and the roll out of this dangerous new policy.

United Nations (2019-06-06). More than one million sexually transmitted infections occur every day: WHO. un.org The global scale of sexually transmitted infections (STI) should be a "wake-up call" to governments, UN health experts said on Thursday, citing data showing that one in 25 people today have "at least one" curable STI, which occur at a rate of more than one million a day worldwide.

United Nations (2019-06-06). Thursday's Daily Brief: STIs worldwide, food safety and food prices, updates on Iraq and East Africa. un.org This Thursday, we cover: the latest global report by the UN health agency (WHO) on sexually transmitted infections (STIs); the first ever World Food Safety Day, celebrated this Friday; an update on global food prices; updates on the education and farmland situation in Iraq; and a new UN allocation of US$45 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya facing food shortages.

Dean Baker (2019-06-06). The Wonderful World of Free Market Drugs. counterpunch.org I write about the possibility of producing drugs without patent monopolies frequently for several reasons. First, drugs can be essential for people's health or even life. It should not be a struggle for people to pay for them. Second, there is a huge amount of money at stake, way more than in almost any other More

Veteran (2019-06-05). Don't Privatize the VA. indybay.org Join Veterans to Take Action on June 6th to Save Our VA! | On June 5th and 6th, veterans around the country are going to take action to rally in support of the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) and speak out against privatization and the roll out of this dangerous new policy.

The Ocean Legacy Foundation (2019-06-06). Plastic Waste and Pollution: Environmental Organizations Call on Canadian Government to Take Immediate Regulatory Action. globalresearch.ca Twelve leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups have requested that Canada's environment and health ministers take immediate regulatory action on plastic waste and pollution, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999, and call on the Government of Canada to add ...

barry_h (2019-06-05). Red Joan — a different spy story. greenleft.org.au Red Joan
| Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes & Tereza Srbova
| Directed by Trevor Nunn
| In cinemas | Red Joan is loosely based on the spying activities of British civil servant Melita Norwood, who was nearly 90 years old when she was exposed as a Soviet agent. | Norwood gave a famous press conference in garden of her very conventional London home in which she said that she spied "to help prevent the defeat of a new system which had, at great cost, given ordinary people food and fares which they could afford, a good education and a health service". | Judy Dench gives a sterling performan...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-05). Zimbabwe moves to ban strikes and protests. cgtn.com Zimbabwe's leaders are expected to enact a law this week that will bar workers from staging strikes and other protests before using other measures. | Zimbabwean schoolchild awaits transport from school during a teachers' strike in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo | The country has dealt with several strikes by doctors, teachers since its disputed general elections took place in 2018. Zimbabwe is currently facing a threat of a strike by the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA). ZINA recently issued a two-week notice to the Health Services Board. Nurses are threatening a walkout over sala...

teleSUR (2019-06-05). US Doctor Faces Life for Murder of 25 Overdosed Patients. telesurenglish.net A doctor from the state of Ohio in the United States was charged on 25 counts of murder Wednesday for over-prescribing patients in critical condition with potentially lethal amounts of opioids. | RELATED: | Purdue Corrupted WHO to Boost Opioid Sales: Congress' Report | Dr. William Husel, a former physician in the Mount Carmel Health System in Colombus, Ohio, was arrested after a six-month investigation found he had been "administering doses of fentanyl at a level that they internal...

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-06-05). WHO calls for sustained political commitment to end Ebola. cgtn.com Medical stuff and an Ebola survivor treat Ebola patient Ibrahim Mupalalo inside the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Baz Ratner | The World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for sustained political commitment to improve the response to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. | Ghebreyesus' statement comes in the wake of the DR Congo's Ministry of Health confirming that the number of Ebola cases reported has exceed...

MAIL (2019-06-05). "I Don't See Any Protests": Trump Cries "Fake News" as 75,000 March in London. democracynow.org President Trump met with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to discuss Brexit and a future trade deal, while protests rocked London. In a wide-ranging press conference, Trump laid out plans for a post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom, saying that the U.S. should have access to all sectors of the British economy, including the National Health Service. Trump later walked back his comments after they sparked outrage. Trump's state visit comes just days before May is scheduled to resign her post on Friday after repeated failed attempts to strike a Brexit deal. Thousands took to the streets of London to pr...

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-05). Advancing Its War on Science, Trump Admin Blocks Fetal Tissue From Being Used in Federal Research. commondreams.org "This will make it harder to find cures for deadly diseases." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fetal-tissue-ban-trump.jpg...

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Global Gag Rule Depriving of Healthcare, Killing Women: IWHC. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's "global gag rule" is depriving "women of essential healthcare" and "ultimately killing" women around the world, the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) said in a report Wednesday. | RELATED: | Women Rights Groups Decry Expansion of US 'Global Gag Rule' on Abortion | In a statement,...

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Trump Moves To End Research Using Fetal Tissue From Abortions. telesurenglish.net The Trump administration Wednesday said it would end scientific research at the National Institutes of Health that relies on fetal tissue from elective abortions, a move decried by scientists and rights groups. | RELATED: | Disney, Netflix, Warner to Leave Georgia If Abortion Ban Passes | The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also said Wednesday it ended a US$2 million-a-year contract with the University of California, San Francisco...

barry_h (2019-06-05). Red Joan -- a different spy story. greenleft.org.au Red Joan
| Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes & Tereza Srbova
| Directed by Trevor Nunn
| In cinemas | Red Joan is loosely based on the spying activities of British civil servant Melita Norwood, who was nearly 90 years old when she was exposed as a Soviet agent. | Norwood gave a famous press conference in garden of her very conventional London home in which she said that she spied "to help prevent the defeat of a new system which had, at great cost, given ordinary people food and fares which they could afford, a good education and a health service". | Judy Dench gives a sterling performan...

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Global Gag Rule Is Depriving Healthcare, Killing Women: IWHC. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's "global gag rule" is depriving "women of essential healthcare" and "ultimately killing" women around the world, the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) said in a report Wednesday. | RELATED: | Women Rights Groups Decry Expansion of US 'Global Gag Rule' on Abortion | In a statement,...

commondreams (2019-06-05). Doctors to Tell American Medical Association: Support Medicare For All or “Get Out of the Way”. commondreams.org ______________________________...

Lisa Beringer (2019-06-05). Alabama was Already in a Reproductive Health Care Crisis. progressive.org In a state with just four female senators, advocates are pushing against some of the steepest barriers to access in the nation.

Ryan Grim (2019-06-05). Joe Biden Worked to Undermine the Affordable Care Act's Coverage of Contraception. theintercept.com As vice president, Joe Biden repeatedly sought to undermine the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, working in alliance with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to push for a broad exemption that would have left millions of women without coverage. | Biden's battle over contraception is a window into his approach to the politics of reproductive freedom, a function of an electoral worldview that centers working-class Catholic men over the interests of women. The issue has been causing his presidential campaign some discomfort — on Wednesday, Biden's campaign clarified that he remains a supporter...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-05). Chile's 'Clean Air' Ruling Offers Hope on World Environment Day. hrw.org | | Students march to demand action on climate change, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, March 15, 2019. | © 2019 AP Photo/Esteban Felix | Clean air is a core component of the right to a healthy environment. So says the UN expert on human rights and environment to mark the occasion of World Environment Day. | The residents of Chile's coastal region of Quintero and Puchuncav kno...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-04). President Kenyatta holds talks with Canadian PM in Vancouver. cgtn.com Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the 2019 Global Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver. | The Global Women Deliver Conference is the world's largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. It has brought together over 8,000 world leaders and players in the academic fields as well as various change-makers. | This year's Conference focuses on the key role of power for progress and change, how power operates at three levels: individual power, structural power and the power of movem...

aljazeera (2019-06-04). After backlash, Trump u-turns on UK health service in trade talks. aljazeera.com Trump backtracks on earlier comments that UK's NHS should be on the table in future trade talks.

Veteran (2019-06-04). Don't Privatize the VA. indybay.org Join Veterans to Take Action on June 6th to Save Our VA! | On June 5th and 6th, veterans around the country are going to take action to rally in support of the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) and speak out against privatization and the roll out of this dangerous new policy.

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-06-04). Saudi-led Air Strikes Destroyed Nearly 400 Hospitals in Yemen. globalresearch.ca Nearly 400 hospitals and medical facilities in Yemen were destroyed during the four-year war period as a result of the Saudi-led coalition air strikes, Health Ministry spokesman Youssef Hadiri said in an interview with Sputnik News, on Thursday. | "More than ...

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-06-04). Damning Canadian inquiry calls the murder and disappearance of Indigenous women & girls genocide. nationofchange.org The report follows decades of anguish and anger as indigenous communities have called for greater attention to the epidemic of dead and missing indigenous women, girls and two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual people.

aljazeera (2019-06-04). Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC reaches 2,000 cases. aljazeera.com Spread of the disease appears quickening with 1,300 deaths in 10 months, treatment hampered by mistrust, fighting.

WSWS (2019-06-04). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Mass protests are continuing in Brazil against education cuts by the right-wing Bolsanaro administration while striking Honduran teachers and doctors held protests against privatization of healthcare and education.

Dylan Dusseault (2019-06-04). You Know Nothing John Delaney... About Medicare for All. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidate Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco on Sunday, June 2, 2019. (Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/you_know_nothing_john_delaney.jpg...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-04). Ebola cases pass the 2000 mark in DRC. cgtn.com (Photo: Reuters File) | DR Congo's health ministry said late on Monday that it had recorded more than 2 000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country's east 10 months ago. | "Since the start of the epidemic, the total number of cases stands at 2 008, of which 1 914 have been confirmed [by lab test] while 94 are probable," it said in an update. | "In all, there have been 1 346 deaths (1 252 confirmed and 94 probable) and 539 people have recovered." | The ministry said it was important to retain the overall perspective, despite the breaching of the symbolic thres...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-04). Huawei, AU deepen relationship with new 3-year deal. cgtn.com Chinese technology giant, Huawei, and the African Union (AU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to consolidate ICT cooperation. The MoU aims at strengthening the partnership between the two sides on broadband, internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, 5G and artificial intelligence, according to a statement issued by Huawei. | The initiative will also train young people in tech skills, and offer AU departments support in dealing with cybersecurity, as well as digital health and education. | The deal follows a 2015 MOU which focused on improving the union's technological capabilities, including by or...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-04). Colombia court rules protected DEA witness may keep funds embezzled as governor. colombiareports.com Colombia's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a former governor who is convicted for corruption may keep the $23 million in health funds he embezzled. The controversial decision is a...

Thom Hartmann (2019-06-04). How Guns Literally Go to Men's Heads. commondreams.org The epidemic of gun violence in the United States, writes Hartmann, "is largely a male problem because men commit 85.3 percent of all homicides and 97 percent of all homicides where the shooter and victim don’t know each other. In the case of school and workplace shootings, the shooters are also more than 97 percent male." (Photo drawing: Original/Scott Olson/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/men_with_guns.jpg...

teleSUR (2019-06-04). Argentina Protests Gender Violence, Demand Right to Abort. telesurenglish.net Four years after the first massive march took place in Argentina against femicide, women across the nation came together Monday to protest for the same cause. | RELATED: | Femicides in Argentina Total 1,193 Since Protest Marches Began in 2015 | Thousands of Argentine women took to the streets of Buenos Aires shouting their signature slogan, Ni Una Menos (not one less), against the country's epidemic of gender violence. | The Association of Women of the Latin American Ma...

Michael Welton (2019-06-04). Education in the Service of Assimilation: The Founding Vision of Residential Schools in Canada. counterpunch.org Many of us can scarcely comprehend why a teacher might smack a child across the mouth with a ruler for "speaking Indian" (one of thousands of cruel acts perpetrated on Native children). They were stripped of their clothing and given a number upon entering the residential school. They were separated from their siblings by gender and removed from parental contact and community bonds. They were fed lousy food in lousy buildings. Around 6000 children died of various diseases, particularly tuberculosis. Their own spiritual traditions and practices were attacked mercilessly. Spiritual desolation awaited them down the r...

John McEvoy (2019-06-04). Corbyn has the perfect response as Trump plots post-Brexit looting of the NHS. thecanary.co In a joint press conference with Theresa May on 4 June, Donald Trump spoke about his plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. He made it clear that, for him, even the National Health Service might be up for sale. He also revealed his dislike for Jeremy Corbyn, which is hardly surprising given that the Labour leader strongly opposes selling off Britain's assets. Corbyn, meanwhile, had the perfect response to Trump's comments, insisting: our NHS is not for sale | "Everything's on the...

plenglish (2019-06-03). Lack of Professionals in 'Mas Medicos' Endanger Health in Sao Paulo. plenglish.com 03 de junio de 2019, 00: 20Brasilia, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The lack of professionals in the Mas Medicos program threatens health care in the northwestern region of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, news portal G1 reported.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-03). 'Industry Front Group' Claims to Promote Public Health While Fighting Chemical and Food Safety Regulations, Study Finds. commondreams.org An international so-called science institute has for years embedded itself on public health panels run by the European Union and United Nations, only to work against the goals of such bodies by pushing the profit-focused agendas of the tobacco, pesticide, and other industries, according to a new study. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pesticides_usaid_0.jpg...

United Nations (2019-06-03). With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert. un.org An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a "violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment."

Claire Edwards (2019-06-03). A Primer for Corrupt Governments: How to Implement 5G Wireless Technology Against the Wishes of Your Population. globalresearch.ca Spare a thought for all the governments wanting to cash in on the multi-trillion-dollar bonanza of the fifth generation of wireless technology or 5G while pacifying the half of their population who are anxious about its dire health and environmental ...

ACLU (2019-06-03). Who Controls Our Genes? Congress Is Deciding Right Now and It Could Harm Our Health. aclu.org Draft legislation will try to undo Supreme Court precedent forbidding patenting of human genes. | This morning the ACLU, along with 169 other civil rights, medical, scientific, patient advocacy, and women's health organizations, including the Mayo Clinic, Breast Cancer Action, Lung Cancer Research Foundation, the Huntington's Disease Society of America, the Women's March, University of Washington, and many others sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property strong...

Staff (2019-06-03). Bernie Sanders' Rallying Cry for the Democratic Party. truthdig.com Inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders's speech at the California Democratic Convention in California—in which the 2020 contender took a thinly veiled shot at fellow White House hopeful Joe Biden's centrist policy approach—progressives made the Twitter hashtag #NoMiddleGround go viral on Sunday in an effort to make clear that there can be no compromises when it comes to confronting the global climate crisis, providing healthcare to all as a right, and battling inequality. | "We have got to make it clear that when the future of the pla...

teleSUR (2019-06-03). Honduras Gov't Backtracks on Neoliberal Laws Amid Large Strike. telesurenglish.net President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced Sunday that two decrees related to education and health will be repealed. The decrees have been rejected by the teachers and public sector doctors who are in an indefinite strike since Thursday. | RELATED: | Masked Men Set US Embassy in Honduras Ablaze, Teacher Blamed | "The repeal o...

Veteran (2019-06-03). Don't Privatize the VA. indybay.org Join Veterans to Take Action on June 6th to Save Our VA! | On June 5th and 6th, veterans around the country are going to take action to rally in support of the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) and speak out against privatization and the roll out of this dangerous new policy.

teleSUR (2019-06-03). Trans Asylum-Seeker Dies after Being Denied Healthcare by ICE. telesurenglish.net Asylum-seeker Johana Medina Leon from El Salvador, died Saturday due to complications related to HIV/AIDS after spending six weeks at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in New Mexico, where she asked, in vain, repeatedly for treatment, according to her lawyer. | RELATED: | Record Number of Cubans in ICE Detention Centers | "For weeks she pleaded for medical help, referring to health problems caused by complications with HIV/AIDS," Grecia, a transgender advocate and...

Staff (2019-06-03). Sanders Says With Future of Planet at Stake, There's #NoMiddleGround. truthout.org Inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders's speech at the California Democratic Convention in California — in which the 2020 contender took a thinly veiled shot at fellow White House hopeful Joe Biden's centrist policy approach — progressives made the Twitter hashtag #NoMiddleGround go viral on Sunday in an effort to make clear that there can be no compromises when it comes to confronting the global climate crisis, providing healthcare to all as a right, and battling inequality. | "We have got to make it clear that when the future of...

WSWS (2019-06-03). Mercy Health strikers in Toledo, Ohio denounce UAW sabotage of their struggle. wsws.org In an act of blatant strikebreaking, the UAW organized a vote by support staff and technicians at Mercy Health St. Vincent in order to isolate striking nurses and force them back to work.

aljazeera (2019-06-03). As Yemenis prepare for Eid, even celebration is a struggle. aljazeera.com This year, families celebrate being alive and healthy as poverty, unemployment dampen spirits in war-torn Yemen.

United Nations (2019-06-03). 'Catastrophic' healthcare costs put mothers and newborns at risk. un.org Pregnant women are putting their lives and their babies at risk because of "catastrophic" and prohibitive healthcare costs before, during and after childbirth, UNICEF said on Monday.

Kathleen Ann Roesch (2019-06-03). California Safe Schools Honors Earth Day Heroes. indybay.org Honoring Lani Malmberg & Dr. Joseph Lyou for their exceptional efforts to protect human health & Mother Earth!

plenglish (2019-06-03). Swedish Court Rules Out Arrest Warrant For Assange. plenglish.com Stockholm, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) A court in the Swedish city of Uppsala on Monday ruled out issuing an arrest warrant in absentia against the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is in serious health conditions in the British prison of Belmarsh.

United Nations (2019-06-03). Monday's Daily Brief: the cost of maternal healthcare, Sudan and Chad updates, sustainability in focus. un.org This Monday, top stories includes: the "catastrophic" cost of maternal healthcare; UN condemnation following violence against protesters in Sudan and the killing of a journalist in Chad; and the urgent need for sustainability highlighted through an exhibit in Geneva and a special event in London.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-03). #NoMiddleGround Goes Viral as Sanders Backers Say Democrats Can't Afford to Compromise on Medicare for All, Reproductive Rights, and Bold Climate Agenda. commondreams.org "We cannot go back to the old ways, we have got to go forward with a new and progressive agenda," Sen. Bernie Sanders said at the California Democratic Party convention | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_8.jpg...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-03). Drought threatens to wipe out more than half of Zimbabwe's cattle. cgtn.com More than half of Zimbabwe's national herd of 5.2 million cattle is at risk of being wiped out by this year's drought if nothing is done within the coming few months | FILE PHOTO — REUTERS | Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Nio-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying. | "According to our assessment, if no mitigatory measures are put in place to avert the situation, we are likely to lose about 50% of the country's national herd. Government should declare the situation a national disaster," Livestock Farmers...

teleSUR (2019-06-02). Sanders Cheered, Delaney Booed at California Dem Convention. telesurenglish.net United States (U.S.) Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday called on California Democrats to unite against Donald Trump, kicking off the 2020 presidential campaign, by calling Trump "a racist, a sexist, a homophobe and a religious bigot" in a speech capping off the state's Democratic convention. | RELATED: | No One Knows Joe Biden's Plans for Healthcare, Maybe Not Even Joe Biden | The Convention drew fourteen of the 24 candidates to make their case before 5,000 delegates, gue...

WSWS (2019-06-03). Mental health crisis in Australia's refugee camps. wsws.org So torturous are the conditions confronting the more than 500 asylum seekers still on Manus—some for nearly seven years—that many have inflicted bodily injury to themselves.

teleSUR (2019-06-02). Obamacare Led to Better Cancer Outcomes, Less Racial Inequality. telesurenglish.net A pair of peer-reviewed studies have found that Obama's health care bill led to an increase in early-stage ovarian cancer detections and helped nearly erase racial differences in the timely treatment of a range of cancers. | RELATED: | Purdue Corrupted WHO to Boost Opioid Sales: Congress' Report | The findings, which were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago, come as the administration of United States...

Staff (2019-06-02). Chemical Lobby and Health Advocates Square Off on Bills Regulating Toxic Foam. truthout.org Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, holds tremendous power in formulating legislation regarding the regulation of deadly per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Barrasso is the Senate's top recipient of cash from the chemical industry and has a...

teleSUR (2019-06-02). Cuban Doctors Praised for Their Work in Post-Cyclone Mozambique. telesurenglish.net The Cuban Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal Sunday praised the work of Cuban doctors in Mozambique who went to treat people affected by cyclone Idai. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Attend to Venezuelan Oil Workers Amid US Blockade | Portal said the doctors not only treated people but left the mark of revolution on the country. | "The work t...

Sadegh Abbasi (2019-06-02). 8-10 Million Iranians Died over Great Famine Caused by British Empire (1917-1919), Documents Reveal. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in November 2015. | The document in the American Archives, reporting the widespread famine and spread of epidemic disease in Iran, estimates the number of the deceased due to the famine to be about 8-10 million....

Staff (2019-06-01). Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Safe for Now Under Judge's Order. truthout.org A federal judge in Missouri stepped in Friday to allow the state's last remaining abortion clinic to continue operating. | The 11th-hour decision followed mass protests in St. Louis on Thursday, with rights advocates demanding that Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region be permitted to stay open, lest Missouri become the first state in more than four decades to make it impossible for women to access safe, legal abortion care without crossing state lines. | BREAKING: Mi...

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-02). DR Congo forces kill 26 rebels in shootout. cgtn.com The Democratic Republic of Congo's army says its forces on Thursday killed 26 rebels thought to have links to Islamic State. | The soldiers engaged the rebels in a shootout in a village near the city of Beni, an area where more than a dozen different militia groups and associated armed gangs are said to operate, and the epicentre of country's worst ever Ebola epidemic. | The army's spokesman for east Congo, General Leon-Richard Kasonga, said the insurgents from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked a position in Ngite village and that soldiers returned fire and pursued them. | "Twenty six rebels were neu...

Mark Gruenberg (2019-05-31). California cracks down on 'independent contractor' dodge. peoplesworld.org

amnesty (2019-05-31). Russia: Health of imprisoned Crimean Tatar at risk: Edem Bekirov. amnesty.org Crimean Tatar, Edem Bekirov, has been detained in Simferopol since his detention by Russian security forces on 12 December 2018. He is a wheelchair user and has serious health conditions that require specialised medical care not available in the detention centre. After the last visit on 24 May, his lawyer reported a grave deterioration of Edem Bekirov's health prompting concerns for his life.

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-05-31). Conservatives Pushed a Strategy to Weaken Home Health Care Unions. The Trump Administration Bit. theintercept.com In an audio recording obtained by The Intercept and Documented, State Policy Network leaders emphasized their plans to weaken home care workers' unions.

Bruce Levy (2019-05-31). Health care activists descend on New York State capital. peoplesworld.org Hundreds of supporters of the New York Health Act from throughout New York State descended on Albany last Tuesday where a marathon 13-hour hearing on the future of the Act was held that will decide the future of single-payer health care in the state. Members of the New York State Legislature, in a chamber at ...

Fight Back (2019-05-31). Call to Refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call to refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | We issue this Call in a sense of outrage in the face of increasing racist violence and political repression towards working class and Black and Brown communities. | We are currently facing a national epidemic of state-sponsored violence perpetrated by police and vigilantes targeting the oppressed Black, Latinx, immigrant, indigenous, LGBTQ, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid communities. Black Trans women are also being harassed and killed at record rates. | We are...

Deardra Shuler (2019-05-31). Twisted Melodies: The Life and Times of Donny Hathaway at the Apollo. blackstarnews.com Photo Credit: Richard Anderson | The Apollo Theater graciously asked me to come and review a play they are featuring entitled "Twisted Melodies" about the life of Donny Hathaway. | Hathaway was a musical genius plagued by mental illness in the form of paranoid schizophrenia. His diagnosis was severe and medicine only served to exacerbate the illness. In fact it retarded him, taking him on a journey of frenzied highs and devastating lows. | The causes of schizophrenia are complicated and still being researched. There is some thought that heredity may play a role. Research does show that genetics may deem who is mo...

RT (2019-05-31). Craig Murray on Julian Assange: "I have no confidence whatsoever in the British justice system" dissidentvoice.org "I have no confidence whatsoever in the British justice system" says Craig Murray after Wikileaks are 'gravely concerned' over sharp decline in Julian Assange's health.

United Nations (2019-05-31). From philanthropy to profit: how clean energy is kickstarting sustainable development in East Africa. un.org Until recently, Namacurra district, in the Zambezia province of Mozambique, some 1,500 km from the capital Maputo, did not have any basic services — such as schools, health centres, or even energy — connecting the region to the electricity grid would be extremely time-consuming, and costly. But a new UN-backed clean energy initiative looks set to change the outlook for Namacurra, and, within a matter of months, kickstart sustainable development for the benefit of the thousands of people, relocated to the area following the devastating rains of 2015, and it could herald an improved outlook for other ec...

RT (2019-05-31). Assange Hospitalized, "dagger in journalist hearts" — George Galloway. dissidentvoice.org The attorney of WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange's has revealed that he was too ill to appear in a video chat for his extradition hearing. Assange has spent the past seven weeks at Belmarsh prison, where his health has continued to deteriorate. The WikiLeaks founder faces extradition to the US over "espionage" charges dating ...

amnesty (2019-05-30). Portrait of an activist: Cruella Oshtara. amnesty.org | Cruella Oshtara is a 37-year-old indigenous trans-activist from Tonga. As a 'leiti'—someone born male who identifies as a woman—she fights for the rights of the LGBTI community. She serves as vice president of the Tonga Leitis Association, pressing for the reform of antiquated and discriminatory laws, and leading a national anti-bullying campaign. She also runs an innovative program on care for aging LGBT...

pip.hinman (2019-05-30). Renewable energy could be Australia's next big export industry. greenleft.org.au While the Queensland government moves to fast-track approvals for the delayed Adani coal mine in the Galilee Basin, thermal coal export forecasts continue to show a terminal decline globally in the long term, consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. | There are three immediate reasons why the Adani coal mine should not go ahead: first, this tax haven-owned thermal coal mine will provide less than 1000 jobs locally; secondly, it will generate no royalties for the Queensland government for seven years; and thirdly, it is unable to attract partner investment or insurance anywhere in the world due to forecas...

John McEvoy (2019-05-30). WikiLeaks expresses 'grave concerns' as Julian Assange's health deteriorates further. thecanary.co Julian Assange was unable to appear in court via videolink for his US extradition hearing on 30 May amid "grave concerns" for the WikiLeaks founder's health. This news is a predictable result of the UK's wilful neglect of Assange's well-being. | "Grave concerns": | On 28 May, Reuters reported that Assan...

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-30). No Girl Should be Forced into Motherhood After Rape. hrw.org | Norma* (*indicates a pseudonym) was 12 when her father began raping her. She became pregnant shortly thereafter. Though abortion is legal in Ecuador when a woman or girl's life or health is in danger, no one told her this. She gave birth despite not wanting the baby. | Fatima* was also 12 when she became pregnant after being raped by a man in her community in Guatemala. Abortion is only legal in Guatemala to save a woman or girl...

Consortiumnews (2019-05-30). WikiLeaks Expresses 'Grave Concerns' for Assange's Health. consortiumnews.com WikiLeaks on Wednesday said it was gravely concerned for the health of its publisher, Julian Assange, and questioned Britain's "standing as a human-rights abiding nation." By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News WikiLeaks has condemned Britain for its treatment of... Read more →

United Nations (2019-05-30). A major win for transgender rights: UN health agency drops 'gender identity disorder', as official diagnosis. un.org "To reflect critical advances in science and medicine", the World Health Organization, WHO, has removed so-called "gender identity disorder" from its official manual of diagnoses, which is being hailed as a major win for transgender rights.

United Nations (2019-05-29). Don't let smoking steal life's breathtaking moments, urges UN health agency. un.org Tobacco use continues to claim around eight million lives a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, in a call for faster action from governments to tackle smoking and the "enormous" health, social, environmental and economic costs it entails.

MAIL (2019-05-29). Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Faces Imminent Closure. Meet One of the OB-GYNs Fighting Back. democracynow.org "This is not a drill. This is not a warning. This is real, and it's a public health crisis." Those were the words of Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen Tuesday, when news broke that Missouri's only abortion clinic might be forced to close by the end of the week, effectively ending access to legal abortion in the state. Planned Parenthood says that Missouri's health department is threatening not to renew its license over a series of unreasonable demands, including interviewing seven of the clinic's doctors. Dr. Colleen McNicholas, an abortion provider at the clinic, told reporters, "This is harassment and atte...

ACLU (2019-05-29). The Government Needs to Get a Warrant if It Wants Access to Our Private Health Information. aclu.org Choosing between obtaining health care and giving up one's privacy rights is no choice at all. | The Drug Enforcement Administration is once again trying to access private prescription records of patients — this time in New Hampshire — without a warrant, despite a state law to the contrary. Today the ACLU filed a brief in support of the state of New Hampshire's fight to defend the privacy of our sensitive medical information against unwarranted searches by law enforcement. | New Hampshire — like 48 other states, the...

MAIL (2019-05-29). Headlines for May 29, 2019. democracynow.org SCOTUS Makes 2 Key Decisions on Indiana Abortion Laws, Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic May Shut Down This Week, Netflix Considers Georgia Production Boycott After Abortion Ban, Sen. Kamala Harris Announces Plan for Gov't Oversight of New State Abortion Laws, Rights Groups Challenge Rule Allowing Providers to Refuse Healthcare Based on Religious Belief, PA Policy Allowing Students to Choose Bathroom Remains in Place After SCOTUS Declines Challenge, Sen. McConnell Would Confirm a Trump SCOTUS Nominee in 2020, Angela Merkel Warns Against Rise of Nationalism, At Least 20 Civilians Killed in Syria as U.N. Warns of Hum...

Corinna Barnard (2019-05-29). Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, and Hardly Anyone's Talking About It. consortiumnews.com Caitlin Johnstone finds this jarring revelation reported by only a few outlets, often in an offhand manner. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told the press that "Assange's health situation on Friday was such that... Read more →

United Nations (2019-05-28). DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint — UN health agency. un.org Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, insecurity is still hampering the response, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. This has led the UN to establish a new coordination structure in the hopes that access to at-risk areas can be improved.

ACLU (2019-05-24). Alabama Is Trying to Ban Abortion. Today We Filed Suit to Stop Them. aclu.org Abortion is a right and this attack on abortion rights won't succeed. | Last week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation banning nearly all abortions. The law, which threatens doctors with up to 99 years in prison for performing abortions, is the anti-abortion opposition's true agenda on display: ban abortion, jail doctors, and push this essential health care out of reach. | These are undoubtedly dark times in the fight for reproductive freedom as Alabama and states across the South and Midwest aggressively push to place such onerous restrictions on abortion so that the procedure is all but rendered inaccessib...

TeleSur English (2019-05-15). China Delivers 71 Tons of Medical Aid to Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com "With this second shipment, as well as that which we already received from the Russian Federation, the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent some 166 tons of medicines and supplies have arrived in the country," Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said.

V.R. Craft (2019-04-04). How My Republican Parents Convinced Me the U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare. millennialpolitics.co What my Republican parents inadvertently taught me was that a single-payer setup really isn't worse than our current system of healthcare in the United States.

Jonathan Cohn (2019-03-31). These Democrats Represent Some of the Bluest Districts. So Why Don't They Support Medicare for All? millennialpolitics.co Medicare for All is more popular than ever, with even a majority of Republican voters supporting the policy. Tell the Democrats in deep blue districts.

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